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Report slams BIA roads program in Alaska (February 20, 2009)

The Obama administration is being warned against sending millions of dollars in stimulus funds to Alaska due to mismanagement and accountability problems at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The American...

Editorial: Indian policy and a prosperous future (February 20, 2009)

"It is time for tribal and Indian economic entrepreneurship to take a central role in Indian policy. While it is often argued that there can be no significant or enduring...

Tribal Leaders: Obama brings a New Day to Natives (February 20, 2009)

"President Barack Obama’s election is a New Day in America. Some see him fulfilling the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. Others see a new FDR, taking on tough economic...

Tex Hall: Saying goodbye to my friend, Carl Venne (February 20, 2009)

"his week, my friend and brother, Carl Venne, left this world for a better one. Over the years, the times we spent together were special because he was a good...

CourtWatch: Bad record for tribes at Supreme Court (February 20, 2009)

"This coming Monday, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case involving the coal royalty rights of the Navajo Nation. It will be the second time...

Kevin Abourezk: NCAI website tracks Indian stimulus (February 20, 2009)

"The National Congress of American Indians unveiled a Web site (www.indiancountryworks.org) Wednesday meant to provide tribes with up-to-date information about $3 billion targeted for tribes in the American Economic Recovery...

Alaska governor to deliver donations to villages (February 20, 2009)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will deliver donations to remote Alaska Native villages that have been hit hard by high fuel and food prices. Palin has faced criticism for...

Cayuga Nation halts sale of tax-free cigarettes (February 20, 2009)

The Cayuga Nation halted sales of tobacco products after a judge in New York said the tribe had to collect state taxes. The tribe lost a major decision on Wednesday...

Editorial: Resolve Yale legend about Geronimo's skull (February 20, 2009)

"True gentlemen would understand the pain caused to loved ones by grave-robbing. And in the case of Indian warrior Geronimo, that understanding should be the impetus for Yale University's secret...

Indian man in prominent DUI case being released (February 20, 2009)

An Indian man whose drunk driving case drew significant attention is being released from prison in New Mexico after serving nearly 11 years of a 22-year sentence. Gordon House, who...

Carl Venne, late Crow chairman, laid to rest (February 20, 2009)

The Crow Tribe of Montana laid its late former chairman, Carl Venne, to rest on Thursday. Thousands of people attended the service at the Apsaalooke Center in Crow Agency. Tribal,...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' vote threatens sovereignty (February 20, 2009)

"When the Herald, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Lloyd Omdahl and many other supporters of UND’s Fighting Sioux logo spoke out in favor of retiring the logo, we thought the ghastly,...

Judge hears case over Snoqualmie banishment (February 20, 2009)

A federal judge in Washington is presiding over a trial into the banishment of nine people from the Snoqualmie Tribe. The former chairman, several council members and an elder were...

Secret Yale society a part of Geronimo lawsuit (February 20, 2009)

A secret Yale University society whose members include three generations of former president George W. Bush's family is part of a lawsuit that seeks to rebury the remains of Apache...

Editorial: Salazar defends bad Bush rule on guns (February 20, 2009)

"The Obama administration has chosen to defend a bad rule rushed through during former President George W. Bush’s final days in office that allows concealed, loaded firearms in national parks...

Editorial: Respect Eastern Cherokee cultural site (February 20, 2009)

"The state of North Carolina should do all it can to address the objections of the Eastern Band of Cherokee regarding a runway expansion at the Macon County Airport. It’s...

OC Weekly: Blood dispute within Juaneno Band (February 20, 2009)

"Photographs line the walls of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation office in a former fire station on La Matanza Street in San Juan Capistrano. One series shows...

Linda Grover: Lessons learned from making frybread (February 20, 2009)

"The Dijon sisters sugared their tea and coffee, then let it go cold, ignoring it to watch closely as Margie worked — intending once and for all to discover what...

Second fatal accident involving Miccosukee driver (February 20, 2009)

For the second time in a month, a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has been involved in fatal car accident. Thomas D. Cypress, 54, was charged with two...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on youth suicide (February 20, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing on youth suicide in Indian Country on Thursday, February 26. The hearing is part of the committee's focus on Indian...